39 Essex Chambers will be a member of Pupillage Gateway for applications for pupillage commencing in September 2022. Our pupillage procedure has been tailored to fit with the Pupillage Gateway timetabling and the Bar Council’s requirements.
The procedure is as follows:
We strongly encourage applicants for pupillage to undertake an assessed mini-pupillage with us. The pupillage process, including the applications process, is viewed by 39 Essex Chambers as a two-way learning experience. Whilst the interview is an important part of the selection procedure, it is not the best environment in which to make assessments about the atmosphere in Chambers on a day to day basis. As important as the high quality of the work that is done in Chambers is the nature of the working environment and it is this aspect of Chambers life which candidates are best placed to appreciate whilst spending time here as a mini-pupil.